Monday, October 25, 2010

A personal challenge

I remember when, years ago, I fell in love with these Scrapworks tailored letter tabs. I thought they were so cool. But, they were also pricey, so I refrained from buying them.

Then, a couple of years later, my friend, Anita, had a garage sale and had some of her leftover letters in a little baggie for sale. I think they were priced at a dollar or something like that, so I snatched them up. I made this layout with them, back in April 2007:

(Look how cute & little Jonah was here!)

But I haven't use them since then.

Until, I came across them last month when I was cleaning through my supplies and getting ready for a garage sale of my own. I was tempted to price them and sell them, but I remembered how much I liked them. So I sat down and tried to figure out some words I could spell with them. One of them was "Austin", which I knew I could easily incorporate into a layout. The other words were partial, but I figured I could substitute other embellishments for the missing letters. So I challenged myself to use up the rest of the letters and here's what I came up with....

A layout about Austin, using some My Mind's Eye paper:

Two cards, using some Crate Paper:

A third card with some more My Mind's Eye goodies:

And another layout, which I shared last week:

So, I think I did fairly well. I have a Q, F, X and D left, so if you have any suggestions for words I could use with these on a layout, feel free to let me know. ;)

(It's really too bad I couldn't get a picture of the FoX we saw on the gravel road the other day. He was just too Darn Quick!)

Thanks for looking!


Jessica said...

fox was the first thing i thought of:):) And I got a pic of one the other day...maybe I could send it to you when i get it printed:)
I love those layouts and cards!!!

Sherry said...

What a great idea, Leigh! Love all the projects!

Andrea Amu said...

Amazing pages and cards!
I sooo love how you challenged yourself to use up those letters you loved so much! I'm glad you used them up because you cranked out some fab stuff here!

BROOKiE said...

Wow, great projects!!